Good morning and happy Wednesday. According to whoever it is making up strange holidays, today is “World Pinhole Photography Day.” We don’t have much to celebrate such a momentous occasion, but we do have some advice on buying bizarre digital cameras, so at least you’ll have talking points at the party. At any rate, here’s what’s good in gear: a smart take on chukka boots that’ll be your next pair of kicks, a double-barrel paintball pistol so you can get your kicks on the weekends, a remote dog-treat-tossing device so you dog can get his kicks and much more.
Emilio Chukka Boot by Nisolo
Chukka boots are the perfect sidekick for any guy: they’re a go-to, wear-anywhere silhouette that works equally well on casual weekends and during boardroom presentations. Nisolo’s take on the familiar and classic men’s staple features a special leather sole (with rubber heel cap for traction) that gives the Emilio loads more character than your average boot. Inside, a contoured, full-length leather insole provides arch support and a lace-up closure looks great while packing in subtle support all around. The streamlined boot, which is handmade in Peru, also features extra stitching between the sole and upper to set it apart from the masses just enough to keep you smug and handsome every day of the week.
Duece Double-Barrel Paintball Pistol by Goblin
Hope you’ve got your one-liners ready, because you’re about to capture the #1 Bad-Ass Award in your next paintball tourney. There’s nothing here that needs explaining. It’s a double-barrel paintball pistol that’ll bring you as close to firing a sawed-off shotgun at a friend as you should ever get.
After collecting feedback from 5,000 dog owners (or “pup parents,” per Furbo), this remote dog-sitter was born. An onboard camera and a speaker system allow you to see and talk to/with your furry friend as well as take photos and videos of them defiling your throw pillows during human work hours. Most notable, however, is the Furbo’s ability to actually toss treats into the air so you can make sure Fido (or your kid, if you’re a terrible parent) is active and sated while you’re away.
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Voiture Chronographs by Nezumi
Because the company supports multiple charities, it’s named after a Japanese Robin Hood-type figure named Nezumi Kozo, which is noble. These chronographs, their latest venture, are inspired by heritage racing cars — namely, the Porsche 911 — which is rad as hell. There are far too many wonderful details to list, but a few notables: 40mm width, a Seiko VK63 movement (with date function removed) and two-layer “sandwich dials.” Click through to see the three colorways in vivid detail.
It’s not often that someone comes along and reinvents the wallet. The Trove features elastic details to keep any number of things secure, and the leather band can be manipulated to reveal three different pockets for everything from keys to earbuds. Custom colorway configurations are available, and it’s a sweet deal to boot. Whatever’s in your pocket right now should be very worried.
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